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Making Headpins from Wire

Sterling silver and copper wire can be fashioned into headpins finished with different patterns on the ends: spiral, diamond, pretzel and a hammered paddle.

Making a Bail From a Headpin

Convert any bead into a charm or pendant by changing a headpin into a bail. Incorporate the bail into your jewelry designs.

How to Use a Wire-Rounder Tool/Pin Vise

Assemble pin vise with a size appropriate collet and a cup bur attachment.

Forming Complex Wire Shapes

American sculptor, Alexander Calder (1898-1976) has been a great inspiration to many wireworking jewelry makers. His large-scale wire jewelry becomes complex when combined with other wire types, styles and shapes and varying materials. He has shown...

How to Use the The Bead Buddy® E-Z Looper™ Pliers

Creating an Eyepin from a Length of Wire

Using the Wire Twister

If using round wire, match up the two ends of a length of wire and place the folded end over an anchored nail or into the jaws on a bench vise.If using square wire don't fold it in half, use it singularly. Place the end into a bench vise to anchor...

Forming Basic Wire Shapes

Wire manipulation takes many forms in jewelry-making. A necklace and pendant design can be enhanced with handmade wire components that include a formed clasp, pendant hanger and bead cage. Work with soft tempered wire to minimize the risk of...

Creating and Designing with Links

Create links from sew-on stones using jumprings. Connect enough Swarovski crystal twist flat round sew-on stones to create a bracelet design. Fancy twist jumprings enhance the twist design of the stones.

Crochet with Wire: The Chain Stitch

Create strands of beaded crochet with wire, beads and a crochet hook. Choose beads that suit your style or your outfit. Briolette-shaped beads are a great choice as they dangle and sway, catching the light and showing off their color and facets.

How to Create a Wrapped Gear and Swarovski Focal

In this silent animation, you’ll see up close how to wire wrap a Swarovski® crystals rivoli or other stone into the center of a gear component for a steampunk-inspired jewelry link or pendant.

EUROTOOL® Beader's Delight Pliers

In-house jewelry designer Esther Pollock demonstrates how versatile the EUROTOOL® Beader's Delight Pliers are for bending, shaping, smoothing and cutting jewelry wire all with one handy jewelry-making tool.

Beadalon® Artistic Wire® WRAPPERS™

Beadalon® design team member Julianna Hudgins demonstrates how to create a pendant with Artistic Wire® WRAPPERS™, jewelry wire and a gemstone or other bead.

Designing with Wire Coils

Wire coils created with tools, gadgets and forming devices have limitless possibilities in jewelry making.

Wrapping Stones and Beads with Half-Round Wire

Half-round wire is semi-circular in shape. This detail makes half-round wire ideal for wire-wrapping round or irregularly shaped objects as its flat side hugs the object being wrapped. This also makes the wire economical as it is half its gauge...

How to Wire Wrap a Cabochon Setting

Cabochons are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, which means sometimes you can't get a perfect fit in a bezel. Try wrapping a cabochon with wire for a custom way to use cabs in handmade jewelry by following these full instructions:

Making Ball-Tip Headpins with a Butane Torch

Use a Microtorch for butane fuel to make ball tipped headpins out of sterling silver wire.

EUROTOOL® Nylon Jaw Looping Pliers

In-house jewelry designer Jamie Smedley shows the benefit of EUROTOOL® nylon jaw pliers when working with jewelry-making wire you don’t want to mar or scratch.

Forming Wire Coils

Create wire coils with tools, gadgets and forming devices designed to make consistent coils for limitless jewelry-making. Have fun choosing from all the different wires to then make different coils.

Using EUROTOOL® Four-in-One Beader's Delight Pliers

What can you do with the stainless steel Four-in-One Beader’s Design pliers by EUROTOOL®? Almost everything you can with a whole set of jewelry pliers. Jewelry designer Esther Pollock shows how to use these multi-purpose pliers that feature a long...
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